Thinking of entering academia? This talk will discuss my pathway into academia and will discuss the roles of an academic as well as the different stages of the academic pathway. Reflective advice on how to survive and progress in academia will be given based upon my own personal experience.
Prof. Melen studied for her PhD degree at the University of Cambridge (UK). Following Postdoctoral studies in Toronto (Canada) and Heidelberg (Germany), she took up a position at Cardiff University (UK) in 2014 where she is now a Professor in Inorganic Chemistry. In 2018, she was awarded an EPSRC early career fellowship and she was the 2019 recipient of the RSC Harrison Meldola Memorial Prize. Her research interests include diverse aspects of main group reactivity and catalysis, including the applications of main group chemistry in organic synthesis.